You know the saying, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  A wealth of research suggests that eating apples may impact your health in a number of beneficial way.  Fall is a great time of year to enjoy apples since this is their season.. Apples are filled with soluble fiber which can help reduce intestinal disorders and the antioxidants in apples may play a role in reducing the risks of certain types of cancer.  

Apples are linked to a reduced risk of diabetes,  stroke and heart disease. At only 50-80 calories for a medium size apple, they are packed with vitamins and minerals that can also promote heart  and brain health.  An easy snack or lunchtime treat, apples are best in their whole raw form and much of the benefits of apples come from the skin, so be sure to include that in recipes when possible. Speaking of recipes...check out our lip-smacking recipes for apples for an extra special treat.

 

 

  • 1

    Apple and Rhubarb Puree with Almond Brittle

    This unlikely pair of tart rhubarb and sweet apple come together surprisingly well in this delicious dish. It is packed with a hefty does of fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants and potassium, so you can enjoy every satisfying bit without the guilt.

  • 2

    Homemade Apple Butter

    You’ll kick yourself for not thinking to do this sooner.  Switch out those other jelly's and jams with this seasonal spread. It is good on everything from morning toast to a late night apple dipping snack.

  • 3

    Apple Pie Parfait

    Quinoa for breakfast? Yes, indeed. Kick those other parfaits butt with this healthy yet bad for you sounding treat.

  • 4

    Apple Cranberry Crisp

    This delightfully different cold weather dessert is neither too sweet nor too heavy. If you get a hankering for a lighter dessert to tide you over this holiday season, this is it.

  • 5

    Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes with Nutty Topping

    Now you can look forward to mornings again with this recipe. Breakfast never tasted so good!

  • 6

    Carmel Apples

    This traditional and easy recipe can be a quick way to devour those apples. Fall parties are known for having camel apples, how could it not?

  • 7

    Apple Beignets with Caramel Sauce

    There is a reason these are pronounced Ben-YAYs!! Fresh from the deep fryer and dipped in a hot caramel sauce...wow, this is the ultimate fall recipe.

  • 8

    Super-Easy Applesauce

    Here is another super easy recipe that contains apples. Like, it is four ingredients easy. And one of them is water. It does not get any easier than that. Plus, it is a great way to use a bunch of apples all at once.

  • 9

    Apple Bacon Cheddar Grilled Cheese

    Lunch never has to be boring again. A grilled cheese is more than just a child's meal. Take something so simple. Now spice it up by adding bacon and apples to it for that long lasting savory taste.

  • 10

    Caramelized Apple Chips

    Snack time is here. Tired of eating the same snacks everyday? Well, this recipe is a perfect opportunity to change that up.

  • 11

    Hard Apple Cider Sangria

    Hard cider is making a comeback this fall. Make your Thanksgiving a hit this year with this festive drink.